Belgium’s different regions all offer unique experiences: Wallonia is dotted with picturesque sites and the lush Belgian Ardennes, while Flanders houses the renowned medieval cities of Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp. Brussels, capital of both Belgium and Europe, holds a unique European district and prestigious squares like the Grand-Place. These regions suffered immensely during WWII, although in different ways. In December 1944 and January 1945, the Battle of the Bulge devastated the Ardennes. Find out more about the intense fighting at the Bastogne War Museum and the Museum of the Battle of the Ardennes. In Flanders, explore the stirring sites of the former concentration camps Fort Breendonk and Kazerne Dossin and wander through the port of Antwerp to recall its importance during the Battle of the Scheldt. Head to Brussels’ Cinquantenaire to visit the Museum of the Armed Forces and recall the course of the city’s liberation.

1. Fort Breendonk, Willebroek
2. Bastogne War Museum, Bastogne
3. Bastogne Barracks, Bastogne
4. Museum of the Armed Forces, Brussels
5. Kazerne Dossin, Mechelen
6. The Atlantikwall Raversyde, Oostende
7. Museum of the Battle of the Ardennes, La Roche-en-Ardenne
8. 101st Airborne Museum, Bastogne
9. Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial, Plombières
10. House of European History, Brussels